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Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 30, 2002, 4:04
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EOTD BtVS Episode Of The
Day: #117 6.18 -Normal
SOTD Sonnet Of The Day:
#1 - BEYOND NORMAL AGAIN- tid=#46649
Rhetorical verse in
NOTE: Today's sonnet is
a "re-run" of forensicpopouri's 1st Bronze
which was about the last episode of
Buffy before UPN started the long stretch of
Tonight's episode of BtVS is a new
episode #118 (which is the direct follow-up to
"Normal Again." It is therefore appropriate we
look back at "Normal Again" at today's Tea
NOTE: Tomorrow's Episode of
The Day will be tonight's new Buffy episode #118
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END OF CORKBOARD #34
forensicpopouri - May 01, 2002, 4:09
CORKBOARD #35 is
now posted at -
before the resumption of the IAMBIC WARS
<smile> . . .
forensicpopouri - May 01, 2002, 3:33
I will pause to
acknowledge the perfect iambic pentameter
JNW has produced . . . against her will.
AND I think I will let the "C"
(whereever it be <g>) debate, advise,
otherwise democratically vocalize their opinion as to
the Tea Leaves
to be strewn for these syllables of
beauty . . . if such they be . . . in the all C'ing
eyes. <serious smile>
ASIDE: I have
now watched "Entropy" twice . . . and was moved to
by Alison Krauss's voice . . . but am still
pondering my overall take on
this episode. I.E., the
sonnets will be late . .. as is becoming
will go up at 4:00 PM Bronze in any
Time is out of joint...
JNW - May 01, 2002, 2:15
At least for me.
Interrupted just at tea time yesterday, and no time to
spare for it tonight. Some weeks are like that... Still
I'll post now, in spare moments, and in verse too. So
there, Forensic Popouri -- though I still intend to
launch attack on "pouncing" iambic that will not alter
even for variety's sake and "let our muse be free." So,
my thoughts, in absentia, for tea-time tonight -- first
haiku, then iambic.
Pain fear and solace.
with me because I can't
Be with me right
Or my own night thoughts.
I prefer to
dwell in some
I have lost ties that bind me
And I am so sure
I know what's
right and what's wrong
If I don't look
'Things fall apart; the center cannot
A dislocation, fragmentation, or
gyre that only players bold
Can hope to stop. But
passions are at core
Unstoppable. There is no logic
If you alone have limned this night piece,
Some lover, friend or enemy adds tints,
does this make any difference?
Hope you all have
AND NOW IT'S WEDNESDAY IN SANTA MONICA
forensicpopouri - May 01, 2002, 3:09
And maybe it was a "T"
and a "P" I wrote in the sand on Saturday . . .
Wednesday's EOTD is last night's
"Entropy" . . .
Regarding Shahrazad . .
forensicpopouri - Apr 30, 2002, 8:52
narrator of The Thousand and One Nights
merely asking us to use a capacity we already have . .
Shahrazad . . . is an absolute
She is convincingly portrayed as starting
from a position of no institutional power at
and bringing about what no one else of any
institutionalized authority could possibly have
done. . . .
She accomplishes all this via
Literary Mind by Mark Turner
lawyer - Apr 30,
2002, 8:28 PM
JNW: Thanks for your
kind words of support. Shearazade
and her 101
stories.... how appropriate! The smart cunning woman who
beat the Prince at his own game. Should she become our
About today's clues (Letters T
and L): your thought? We could discuss this
"confidentialiy" in the C thread at tid # 81591 or here
as you wish.
FP: I apologize for being off topic
today. Can I still realistically blame it on the pills?
On topic then (I hope):
guess there is a time in everyone's life when one has to
make the choice to live the life one wants and accept
ALL of the consequences associated with that choice. If
it means "acting crazy," so be it; at least you live
your dream, right? For me, it often means "acting less
crazy" as I tend to evolve in more conservative circles
where my "corkiness" would not bring me the respect I
deserve <smile>. I am not yet at a point where my
"life path" I am taking is part of a conscious choice...
but, like Buffy, I am slowly waking up !!
like Buffy, I agree, we all have to pro-actively accept
our "destiny," the good AND the bad. Some of us get
there as victims, some of us (not me--yet!) are brave
enough to make the conscious choice to get there and
embrace the whole experience. How very "Camusien" of us!
(my favorite author/philosopher by the
iambic discipline is not
forensicpopouri - Apr 30, 2002, 8:24
no matter if it makes
you want to
JNW - Apr 30, 2002, 6:57
Popped in and read
your post. FP does have the makings of a harem, doesn't
he? Let's hope he doesn't turn into a Shahrayar --
though I'm sure, combined, we might prove to be a modern
version of Sharazad (I'm sure someone mentioned her in
early posts & it's driving me nuts because I can't
find it!) I might try for a sonnet, but those bongo
drums are making me irritable! I'm about to launch
attack on this insistence of unaltering stresses.
lawyer - Apr 30,
2002, 5:51 PM
I would not even dare
writing a sonnet about you, oh Master! I would be too
afraid to make a foold of mysel Maybe glow or JNW will
accept the challenge? They have the talent to
In any event, what interesting reading it
was. How devilishly "Bowiesque" of you to change your
appearance and try to confuse the "enemy"!
you were brave enough to reveal your most "intimate"
<smile> secrets, here are some statistics of mine,
in no particular order (because, you still have to write
a sonnet about ME! I'm not in Hollywood--yet-- but I'm
still very much vain):
5"4; 110 pds (more or less
<smile>); left France to avoid turning into a
"sheep"; practice in Northern California, although I'm
not much of a hippie <smile>; Recently got excited
about a Surrealist exhibit in San Fransisco; during
dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, I recently
"argued" with my friends about who was our favorite
character on "Six Feet Under" (of course I lost); have
all of Woody Allen, Kevin Smith, Monty Pithon and Ang
Lee in DVD; wish I knew more about Shakespeare than what
I saw in Branagh's movies (not on the curriculum in
French schools <smile at my poor excuse>); hope to
change jobs soon; currently reading "Green Shadows White
Whale" by Ray Bradbury and re-reading Paul Auster; in my
CD player: Bowie, Renee Flemming and Stevie Wonder.
Is that enough information <smile>? Feel
free to improvise of course!
"now you can write YOUR sonnet" (and
disregard leftover data trash at end of previous
forensicpopouri - Apr 30, 2002, 4:57
. . .
The IMAGE of forensicpopouri . .
forensicpopouri - Apr 30, 2002, 4:53
I am pondering a
6' 3" guy . . . in white . . . weighing 600 pounds . . .
rolling across the UCLA campus . . .
Perhaps I should improve the focus
setting on your cameras. <smile>
(subdued not blinding) white suit with jacket . .
tastefully covering the most tasteful flag shirt
ever designed (and
which everyone I meet wants to buy
. . . but there are no more).
* Like Madonna <serious smile> . .
. I have videotaped myself with
every length of hair
(with and without beards and mustaches) . . .
know precisely what "look" works best for
* To achieve the "right" look for the hair .
. . I carefully bleached out
the brown (which yields
such horrendous red hair highlights I see
<smile) . . . and THEN applied the vivid red shade .
. . . the
result is, I assure you, "star quality" . . . not "clown
Hollywood. Here you need to know "what works for
What is the most glamorous and striking image
you can strike . . .
. . . given the cards you were
(No plastic surgery . . . yet.
And for the record . . . and "not
there's anything wrong with" otherwise <ewg>
I do however tear up at poignant
movies . . .
and watch TV dramas which the ad people
say are "girl" territory.
yada yada yada . . .
Now you can write you're sonnet.
tell us are
And for PR/Ad reasons <smile> . . .
I reposted Sonnet #1 in today's threads (with new
forensicpopouri - Apr 30, 2002, 4:35
Tea Time "advertising" (for those who are not reading
Dear FP, dear all
lawyer - Apr 30,
2002, 4:34 PM
Still groggy from the
pills (not even "good" ones!) I have been taking... But
back at work, like the little "corporate robot" that I
am. (Note to self: do I even have the "soul" necessary
to go through the Portal? Look into acquiring one on the
Glow: read your messages
yesterday. I am much better; thank you for your concern.
By the way, like you, the image of a 6'3 FP, in white
pants, flag shirt and red hair will "haunt" me for a
while <smile>. You will be missed this
JNW: Thank you for raising the bar. Your
"new blood" was much needed!! I look forward to your
posts and hope to see you around the "C" thread (which
has been desperately empty since the few "illegal"
incursions by FP!).
FP: Now you know what it
feels to be in the dark and to wish you knew more about
the "creatures" of Tea Time. Well, you know my
profession, my nationality and my interest for "all
things" TV and cinema. That's more than we know about
you! <smile> What else do you need to know to
complete your sonnet? Just ask, if needed (nothing too
personal of course! Mystery is a big part of the appeal
Last but not least: Useless thought
that I'm just throwing out there (probably the "pills"
talking!): FP, why do you think it is that most of your
TT "victims" are female? yelnif, JNW, glow, prunehilda,
me... Like in Buffy, we may need more testosterone
around. <grin>... Not that I'm conplaining of
course. The quality of the participants is more than
anybody could ask for! And I am sure you are enjoying it
Thanks again for Tea Time and I look forward
to today's discussion.
A better tid/link listing of Sonnet #1
"Beyond Normal Again"
forensicpopouri - Apr 30, 2002, 4:19
in the topic header has an extraneous "#" in the
forensicpopouri - Apr 30, 2002, 4:10
* No, I'm not being
lazy. <smile> (well, maybe I am, but this is
today's Sonnet of the Day is the
first sonnet I posted here at the Bronze,
link back to it is appropriate for the reasons stated
* CORRECTION: Season 6 episode number of
"Normal Again" is 6.17
"Entropy" is 6.18 (episodes
117 & 118 by pure numerical count).
* Got a
good night's sleep . . . and getting ready for the roll
onward to 154. <smile>
AND yes . . . I'm still
pondering SNL's sonnet. Realizing the few fragments I
have of her are far fewer than I have of even one